This development dispatch covers work completed since the Decred v1.0.5/6 release on June 21st, 2017. Here are direct links to the Paymetheus (Windows) GUI wallet installers: Paymetheus v1.0.8 64-bit Paymetheus v1.0.8 32-bit Decrediton (OSX, Linux) GUI wallet installers: Decrediton v1.0.8 Linux 64-bit Decrediton v1.0.8 OS X 64-bit dcrinstall cross-platform text-based CLI installers: dcrinstall v1.0.8 All platforms All the various binaries except for dcrinstall: All v1.0.8 binaries NOTE: All Windows binaries only support Windows 7 and newer. Full release notes: v1.0.7 release notes v1.0.8 release notes dcrd This release of dcrd primarily contains improvements to the infrastructure and other quality assurance changes that are bringing us closer to providing full support for Lightning Network. A lot of work required for Lightning Network support went into getting the required code merged into the upstream project, btcd, which now fully supports it. These changes also must be synced and integrated with dcrd as well and therefore many of the changes in this release are related to that process. dcrwallet This release focused on fixing several issues related to corrupted spend tracking that would cause double spend errors when sending transactions. All users are recommended to upgrade. This release also lays the groundwork for more staking features to be implemented in future releases. The wallet now tracks more details about all tickets and the votes or revocations that spend them. In future releases, this can be used to implement highly requested features such as detailed listings of all tickets, votes, and revocations and subsidy calculations. ***Database upgrade notice*** This release contains a wallet database upgrade. Once upgraded, the database can not be used on older releases and downgrading will require restoring from seed or backup. The Decred project recommends ensuring you have access to your wallet seed before upgrading in case a downgrade is necessary. Paymetheus This release focused on under-the-hood improvements to the backend (dcrwallet) instead of new features or UI changes. Users should no longer encounter double spend or orphan transaction errors sending transactions due to fixes for wallet spend tracking corruption, but a seed restore is necessary to fix already-corrupted wallets. Decrediton This release of Decrediton aims to smooth out various issues that users have consistently reported since the release of v1.0.6. Extra care has been taken to ensure that users get as much information as possible to understand some of the inner workings of Decred. But at the same time, ticket purchasing and other features are actively being simplified and refined. We have also added some basic animations instead of the default loading screens. We hope to integrate several pieces of art and animations from our amazing community of artists. In the coming releases we are expecting the following: Windows releases and a completely revamped on boarding procedure. This release is a step toward realizing those goals. We have also begun a complete refactor and reorganization of the React components which will be followed by an audit of Redux state usage. This issue describes the end goal of this project. Ideally, we will be able to make the UX/UI development open to all designers, which will allow for a true collaborative effort. Public Keys The file cmd/dcrinstall/pubkey.go contains the Decred public key which is used to check the signed manifest in the release. You can compare the contents of this file to what you get from a keyserver to confirm that dcrinstaller is using the proper key. Contributors I'd like to especially thank our 4 newest contributors for their work this release: peterzen, sndurkin, go1dfish, dnldd. We've seen amazing progress from them and expect big things from their continued growth. And as always the c0 devs: @ay-p, @davecgh, @dhill, @jcv, @jolan, @jrick, and @marco.